4 Levels of French Fries: Amateur to Food Scientist | Epicurious

  • Published: 08 October 2019
  • We challenged chefs of three different levels - an amateur, a home cook and a professional chef - to make their versions of french fries. And then we brought in a food scientist to review their work. Which fries were the best?

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Comments • 6 380

  • HotInstantNoodle OW
    HotInstantNoodle OW  16 minutes back

    Does anybody actually watch the scientist talk

    • Benny *O_O*
      Benny *O_O*  30 minutes back

      Let’s be honest no body watches the end

      • TaTa LOVE
        TaTa LOVE  43 minutes back

        I like the chef fries the best ima try that except the sauce

        • Tiago Durante
          Tiago Durante  2 hours back

          The ladies on Lvl1 and 2 were absolutely inferior to Lvl 3, not cool. There is a need for a scale of ability so that the show makes sense. Not well produced.

          • Bazzi Bear
            Bazzi Bear  3 hours back

            My friend: Hey can we make fries so we can eat while watching the movie today?

            Me, a lvl 3 chef: you should of told me from last week..

            • otoru _chan
              otoru _chan  3 hours back

              Level 5: McDonald's

              • Vaantasy
                Vaantasy  4 hours back

                chef : and we'll see the potato a week later

                me : *ain't nobody got time for that*

                • Pnuttbuttaluva XD
                  Pnuttbuttaluva XD  4 hours back

                  Level 3 is doing too much lol

                  • devilinbluejeans xx
                    devilinbluejeans xx  5 hours back

                    I buy the freezer fries, but them in the oven and dip them in ketchup:)

                    • Katelyn King
                      Katelyn King  5 hours back

                      Psh. So many people saying level zero would get drive thru or a premade bag at the grocery store. Wrong, I say! The true level zero has their mom or Nana make them for them. And a negative level doesn't eat any, because they're too lazy to bother despite a deep love for the beauty of le french fry. :D

                      • Samed gacha
                        Samed gacha  5 hours back

                        I love the lvl 2 chef just because of those high note naming

                        • flamingpie herman
                          flamingpie herman  5 hours back

                          I seriously doubt restaurant chefs or anyone brines them for 5 days...

                          • Vanescia Sufian
                            Vanescia Sufian  6 hours back

                            Golden brown texture. Ok, idk golden brown is a texture.

                            • Nico Coronel
                              Nico Coronel  7 hours back

                              Level 1 french fries is already better than jollibee"s fries

                              • cool beans
                                cool beans  7 hours back

                                That apple sauce looks divine. I'd love to try that with fries

                                • MAnaShREe
                                  MAnaShREe  12 hours back

                                  no one:
                                  Level 3 chef: O_O

                                  • Bill Kong
                                    Bill Kong  13 hours back

                                    What's the point of this if the expert isn't going to eat them at the end? She's literally just speculating on the results.

                                    • Paul Wehner
                                      Paul Wehner  16 hours back

                                      why four levels??? there are three chefs?? WHERE IS FOUR!!!?!?!? STAY IN SCHOOL KIDS!!

                                      • YungKeemThaDream
                                        YungKeemThaDream  17 hours back

                                        I’m a simple man. Pass me Bianca’s fries.

                                        • Aman Khalid
                                          Aman Khalid  17 hours back

                                          Level 3: “I’m paalak”

                                          Which literally translates to spinach in Hindi. You’re Palak not paalak ma’am

                                          • Toni Odejimi
                                            Toni Odejimi  18 hours back

                                            The Level one chef is actually good this time! Good and solid recipe but not anything rockstar. She knows what she’s doing and it actually looks good!

                                            • TailRunnerOPSpec
                                              TailRunnerOPSpec  19 hours back

                                              They all looked gross? I don't want to eat sweet french fries... and who puts nutmeg and all spice in cheese lol.

                                              • Jules spits
                                                Jules spits  20 hours back


                                                • rudeboymon
                                                  rudeboymon  20 hours back

                                                  I hate when people put the sauce or the cheese on top of the fries. it makes them soggy 👎

                                                  • enixcore
                                                    enixcore  20 hours back

                                                    Level 3 Fries are the best i've ever did or ate.

                                                    • J J
                                                      J J  23 hours back

                                                      2:03 a week?
                                                      Girl we don't have time for that

                                                      • tvest333
                                                        tvest333  23 hours back

                                                        Anyone else always watch until the review and switch to something else.

                                                        • Original Gorilla
                                                          Original Gorilla  1 days back

                                                          1:44 It’s actually called diffusion, osmosis is the movement of water not salt

                                                          • Noice Beats
                                                            Noice Beats  1 days back

                                                            Lvl 3 chef turn her cooking to a 8th grade science lesson

                                                            • RustyNubs
                                                              RustyNubs  1 days back

                                                              All the fries here sucked literally

                                                              • Keyon Williams
                                                                Keyon Williams  1 days back

                                                                Lvl 1 fries look the best

                                                                • b
                                                                  b  1 days back

                                                                  #3 looked interesting but on no planet are those french fries

                                                                  • Lynn Kaminari
                                                                    Lynn Kaminari  1 days back

                                                                    I made Palak's french fries two weeks ago and they were good.
                                                                    Totally worth the time and effort.
                                                                    Like half way through it was like 'what am I even doing?' but I was curious and stubborn.
                                                                    I would make them again, but only when I'm up for it and have time.
                                                                    They're good but I won't be making them for a quick snack for obvious reasons.
                                                                    Bianca's and Khadjiah's were just as good.
                                                                    But my personal preference is Bianca's tbh

                                                                    • ShanaMoe
                                                                      ShanaMoe  1 days back

                                                                      Step one: peel potato
                                                                      Step two: cut like chips
                                                                      Step 3: fry potato
                                                                      Step 4: add Bulgarian white cheese

                                                                      • PATRICIA DIDRICKSON
                                                                        PATRICIA DIDRICKSON  1 days back

                                                                        Chef 1: Sour cream
                                                                        Chef 2: Cheese sauce
                                                                        Chef 3: "Hold my apple sauce."

                                                                        • Cwvandy06553
                                                                          Cwvandy06553  1 days back

                                                                          1:24 her laugh

                                                                          • Bo-dazzling pig
                                                                            Bo-dazzling pig  1 days back

                                                                            i loved level 2 chef's ecsaticness and idc if its spelt wrong or not even a word XD

                                                                            • MoMoIRoMoI
                                                                              MoMoIRoMoI  1 days back

                                                                              level1 looks more like french fries american does because mexican=cheddar chesse and sour cream= junk food=french fries!
                                                                              Level 2: looks like regular, normal french fries everone think when you hear french fries.
                                                                              Level 3: looks like gourmet french fries that makes you think on level 2 when you orden it, because really apple sauce, where is my chesse!!!!!!!???????

                                                                              • WitheredForce4
                                                                                WitheredForce4  1 days back

                                                                                1:45 That’s Diffusion.
                                                                                Osmosis is the movement of water from hypertonic to hypotonic

                                                                                • khadmalla siam
                                                                                  khadmalla siam  1 days back

                                                                                  Khadijah is just like me she loves Tajin spice on her french fries so do I.

                                                                                  • Josh Rush
                                                                                    Josh Rush  1 days back

                                                                                    I just wanna know biancas Instagram 😅

                                                                                    • marcus shelton
                                                                                      marcus shelton  1 days back

                                                                                      Walks in monday: can i have an order of fries?
                                                                                      level 3 chef: Sure...come back Saturday

                                                                                      • Butt Monkey
                                                                                        Butt Monkey  2 days back

                                                                                        Apple sauce....? Isn't that baby-food?

                                                                                        Just when i thought #2 was gonna be good, she goes and says "cook them over 9000 times then freeze them then cook them again" yeah ok. Wake me when it's over. But at least it doesn't take...

                                                                                        FIVE FREAKING DAYS! 5 days to make fries? Are you serious? Resurrect me when it's over. But at least #3 somewhat redeemed herself by using deep-fryers, AND for putting the sauce on the side instead of dumping it all over the darned fries like #1 and #2 did...

                                                                                        I say #1 wins for not wasting a million years on a recipe that's supposed to be short and simple.

                                                                                        • ChrisJonesComic
                                                                                          ChrisJonesComic  2 days back

                                                                                          Me: Man, I'm craving fries.
                                                                                          (5 days later 💀)

                                                                                          • radito rko
                                                                                            radito rko  2 days back

                                                                                            Who the reviewer chick name?

                                                                                            • Connor Pierce
                                                                                              Connor Pierce  2 days back

                                                                                              I understand this comment is over a month late but I don’t think she knows what osmosis is

                                                                                              • Blankshots
                                                                                                Blankshots  2 days back

                                                                                                Stop singing please consider are ears

                                                                                                • Duckman Jr
                                                                                                  Duckman Jr  2 days back